Dream of Trails’ Jenifer Thomas was the third-placed female finisher in the 10K race. (Photo by Dacha)
MARIGOT—The recent Crédit Mutuel to Crédit Mutuel trail run on Sunday produced an unprecedented number of female runners, proving that women can match the men when it comes to determination, courage, and mental fortitude when the going gets tough.
Almost half of the 10K entries were from women, 21 women in all out of 38 starters while the 16K attracted nine female runners for a total of 30 females. The total number of participants was 77. Everyone finished the two races.
The first female to finish the 10K was Julie O’Neill from Saint-Martin Extreme Runners in 1:23:37, second place went to Anne Tchero in 1:25:44 and third place to Jenifer Thomas from Dream of Trails SXM in 1:26:13.
Céline Verdonck from Saint-Martin Extreme Runners was first in the 16K distance crossing the finish line in 2:39:42 ahead of Linda Hery from Avenir Sportif Club in 2:58.23 and Eloïse Duval from SXM Tri Academie in third place in 3:02:01.